Banded American Oystercatcher

September 02, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Observed a banded American oystercatcher with a black on yellow leg band with the letters "KY".

Information submitted to USGS Bird Banding Laboratory and American Oystercatcher Working Group (AMOY). This bird (#1105-16788) was banded in 2009 at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts and winters in South Carolina. (It's an old bird) .  

The previous banded bird I observed was at Brenton Point, Newport, RI. It was a ruddy turnstone. The information I received was this: 


Bird ID 1332-62554 FELG378 RUTU
ID reference
Captured on 5/15/2016 - Mispillion Harbor - Osprey Point, Delaware.
Last reported sighting 8/16/2019 - Newport - Brenton Point, RI
Exact coordinates:
41°27'05.2"N 71°21'23.7"W
41.451438, -71.356582
If you wish to report a banded bird here is the link: Report Bird with leg tags


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